There are many important events took place in the Salvation Army project "Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness Raising" in July 2018.
Volunteer actions took place on the days of 2018 FIFA World Cup, when there was the greatest concentration of people on the streets, including bars, sports clubs and cafes. The main goal was to raise awareness about such forms of modern slavery as sexual slavery, labor slavery and begging.
In early July, Salvation Army volunteers were trained at Exodus Cry seminars (an international NGO that fights against sexual trafficking and commercial sex industry, and also supports victims of trafficking).
There was explained how to communicate with girls involved in sexual slavery and prostitution. The volunteers has held several outreach activities in strip clubs, hostels and on stations in the forest. There volunteers distributed small presents (roses, cosmetic and hygiene kits) to women involved in the sex industry to remind them of their beauty and importance in this world.
On July 7, the volunteer campaign of the project was held in Moscow. Together with the youth from the "Rosa" church volunteers distributed handouts in pubs, bars, hostels and anti-coffees.
Also, the volunteers continued the campaign July 11 in the area of Kitai-Gorod (in Moscow) and July 15 — during the final FIFA World Cup match. Although some volunteers faced certain difficulties, but everyone was insipered with the experience and results of threir work.
On July 30, the Anti-Human Trafficking Day, volunteers of the project arranged a flash mob on the Internet.
Also, the seminars were held in Samara. The head of the project "Knowledge will stop gender violence" Anastasia Babicheva together with volunteers from the Salvation Army are actively working to raise awareness of the problem of human trafficking or modern slavery.
Materials are sent to the funds that work with those who are most liable to involvement in trafficking. The "Gubernia" Found in Samara, that works with these risk groups, also supports the Salvation Army project and helps distribute materials that raise awareness about the problem (low-income, refugees, etc.).